Scientists measure how unpaired electrons in atoms at one end of a molecule can drive chemical reactivity on the molecule’s opposite side. This work shows how molecules containing these so-called free radicals could be used in a whole new class of reactions.
Morris Bullock has led PNNL’s pursuit of the efficient conversion of electrical energy and chemical bonds through control of electron and proton transfers.
Plastic waste is a major environmental issue. New research into plastics’ fundamental chemistry may help industry transform waste into useful products and make cyclical plastics that can be recycled over and over again.
Scientists improved the performance of a battery electrode material with a unique flower-shaped nanostructure.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have captured 3D images of nanoparticles in liquid with atomic precision, and developed an ultrathin electrical switch that could further miniaturize computing devices and personal electronics without loss of performance.